Knowledge to make your life better. If you have some free time, check out some of these links this weekend.
The best information about the Prague active killer I’ve seen, along with video of him shooting from the rooftop.
Using a rifle with a magnified optic to shoot from covered positions on a rooftop is a good strategy for amassing a lot of victims. It worked as far back as the Texas Tower incident in 1966. More recently the killer in the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Las Vegas (2017) used this method to shoot almost 500 people.
I think we will start seeing more of these kind of attacks.
A few things to think about:
– Have you adequately secured the rooftop of your school or office building from unauthorized access?
– Do the cops know how to access the roof of your commercial building or school to get to the killer?
-Are there areas on the ground nearby that offer good cover from elevated threats and will provide you with a safe angle to return fire?
– Could you make a 100+ meter shot with your concealed carry pistol?
– If the shooter is on the building roof, is it safer to barricade inside the building or to escape? Are there any exits that cannot be observed by any potential rooftop shooting position?
Read The Rangemaster monthly newsletter. I especially enjoyed the article on pistol mounted optics in this edition.
I’m fortunate enough now that I only have to wear a suit jacket about once every five years. For those of you who can’t dress like a construction worker in your daily life, here are some tips.
An interesting study. In the police world, I’ve seen documented cases of bullets being stopped by badges, handgun magazines, radio microphones, and pocket knives. Will a phone stop a bullet?
“What are your ships? Junk food? Scrolling through social media for hours a day? Poor financial discipline? What is preventing you from being motivated to move forward? Identify those things and set them on fire.”
Hock’s commentary on how martial arts “uniforms” have changed over the years.
High heart rates do not automatically degrade physical skills.
What I’m reading…
I’m only about halfway done with this one, but I seriously recommend it for all my first responder friends. The author’s podcast is a great resource as well.
As easy as this drill seems, only about 15% of my basic level students can pass it. Need something a little tougher? Try the Moving B8 Drill from Defenders USA.
I don’t teach new shooters. Regardless, I plan on taking this class next year. I think Aq and Tiff can make me a better instructor no matter my audience. For more information about their excellent classes, read my interview with these instructional geniuses.
“Getting somewhere great in life has less to do with the ability to be right all the time and more to do with the ability to be wrong all the time. What are you wrong about today that can lead to your improvement?”
A skill set everyone should have. In addition to the celluloid the author uses, I really like shove knives for the same purpose and always carried one in my police car.
This article made me smile. I have a six inch S&W Model 29. I’ve hunted deer with it, but now I’m starting to consider carrying it defensively.
One of the biggest mistakes I regularly see homeowners make. Don’t open you door in suspicious situations. Here’s an anecdote where a locked door might have prevented a push-in robbery.
“It’s much faster to turn out the lights than it is to drain the pipes.”
High quality vehicular tactics information.
Keeping in mind that I know zero about reloading, this article series strikes me as being very valuable for the beginning reloader.
Dave Spaulding discusses how his primary carry guns have evolved over the course of the last 40 years.
Solid medical advice here.
I think the M1 carbine fills a niche as a defensive rifle for those who are smaller-statured and can’t manage the weight of an AR-15.
Some tips for smoothing out your draw stroke. Don’t forget to practice your draw while seated as well.
Richard Nance shares his thoughts about tactically handling doorways.
Are you clueless about the Houthi pirates threatening our military and cargo ships? I was…until I listened to this podcast that clearly explained some of the issues.
Real talk about the latest tactical buzzword.
Scott shares valuable advice for those of you looking to start training.
Marty Hayes is a guy who has done a lot of expert witness work and has a law degree. Here are his thoughts about modifying your defensive carry pistols.
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